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The Diary of a Rum-Runner
by Alastair Moray
Paperback, 208 pages w/ photos
The plain, unvarnished, day-by-day account of eleven months off New
a Crazy Ship, a Mutinous Crew,
Lurking Hijackers, and the
Inquisitive Federal Authorities
In the years of Prohibition (1920- 1933) it was illegal in the United States to sell, manufacture, or transport liquor.
It was not illegal to buy or drink it—and America was thirsty!
In September 1923 Scotsman Alastair Moray set out from Glasgow on board the 187-foot, four-masted schooner Cask loaded with thousands of cases of fine Scotch whiskey. The ship's destination was the United States, more precisely, three-miles off the coast—a place known as Rum Row. There Cask and her crew could remain beyond the reach of the law, open the holds, and sell their cargo to anyone who wanted to buy it. Cash Only!
Moray was the supercargo—the person who
oversaw the cargo and handled the commercial transactions of the voyage.
The trip that was supposed
three-months lasted eleven, and Moray detailed each day's activity in brilliant fashion.
First published in 1929, The Diary of a
Rum-Runner has been fully researched and updated with new information
which confirms, and expands
upon, Alastair Moray's incredible, yet true, account of his time as a rum-runner.
Copyright © 2007 Flat Hammock Press